The Diocese of Fort Worth is now a member of TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship). Diocesan membership means that all congregations have access to all the resources TENS has to offer – materials for bible study, annual campaign plans and models, personal financial planning, stewardship formation, congregational leadership, discipleship and generosity, and more. Access to the materials is through the “Member Resources” area of the TENS website, using a username and password available from the diocesan office. (Please call and ask – we’re happy to share!)
Want to know more about forming a generous congregation? Want help in developing a timeline for an annual stewardship campaign? Want to develop a plan for moving to year-round stewardship? Take advantage of the resources from the TENS website and diocesan stewardship consultants to help your congregation grow in stewardship awareness and capacity. And check out one or more of the helpful stewardship books on hand in the diocesan library:
- Creating Congregations of Generous People, by Michael Durrall
- At Ease: Discussing Money and Values in Small Groups by John and Sylvia Ronsvalle and U. Milo Kaufman
- Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Communities by Shawn Israel Zevit
- Preaching and Stewardship: Proclaiming God’s Invitation to Grow by Craig A. Satterlee
While you’re on the TENS website, register for the TENS annual “Flourish in Faith” conference, July 12-13 in Salt Lake City. Can’t take time to fly to Salt Lake? You can attend opening worship, three plenary sessions, and four workshops via webcast, for the web registration cost of $75.
Help your congregation cultivate faithful giving and blossom in stewardship. Call the diocesan office (817-534-1900) to gain access to the TENS member resources and/or arrange for a stewardship consultation.